Garden Hens in Cheshire, from whom I've bought hens in the past, are ending their rare breed chicken business. I noticed on their website today that they are asking if anyone might be interested in taking it over. They may also be selling breeding groups for anyone interested in rare breed conservation. Breeds they have include Vorwerks, Barnevelders, Red Auraucanas, various Orpingtons.
I don't know anything about the business or breeding side of it myself, but the Vorwerks and Barnevelders I bought from them a few years ago were really nice-looking, healthy, strong birds - who laid as well as Jackie, the owner, had said they would - i.e. not egg-machines but useful.
I loved having the Vorwerks in particular - beautiful birds and very alert and curious.
Jackie and her daughter Phoebe would really love it if someone wanted to take over the whole thing as it has been very successful and they have put a lot of work into it.Just thought I would post it here in case the right person just happens to be around here someplace.
Do you keep livestock? Having any problems? Want to talk about it, whether it be sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, bees or llamas, here is your place to discuss.
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